UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates are for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL or other top UK universities, but whose education systems in their own countries do not offer qualifications suitable for direct admission.
The UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates website gives a guide to the minimum national high school qualifications for entry. Suitable applicants will be contacted and asked to take an entrance test and interview before being offered a place on the course.
General undergraduate entry requirements
UCL accepts A-levels, International Baccalaureate (IB), and a number of other qualifications for direct entry to its undergraduate programmes. To find out whether UCL accepts qualifications from your home country please select your country and view the ‘Entry requirements’ tab.
Entry requirements by undergraduate programme
For the entry requirements for individual degree programmes, please select your programme from the undergraduate prospectus.
General entry requirements for taught master’s degrees
In the UK the grading system for undergraduate degrees is as follows:
- First-class honours (1st class)
- Upper second-class honours (2:1)
- Lower second-class honours (2:2)
- Third-class honours (3rd)
UCL entry requirements for graduate level programmes are usually listed with reference to the UK grading system. However, there is a guide to the equivalent grades from universities in other countries on the Information by country pages of the UCL website. Please select your country and view the ‘Entry Requirements’ tab.
Entry requirements by taught master’s programme
For the entry requirements for individual taught master’s programmes, please select your programme from the graduate prospectus.
Around 41% of our students come from outside the UK. We expect our international applicants to have qualifications of a similar standard to our UK applicants – information about the application process and entry requirements can be found below.